About Satellite Campus at Selva Verde Lodge
Imagine visiting with a troop of howler monkeys, riding horseback across the Sarapiqui landscape, hiking through a forest teeming with exotic wildlife, or rafting down the Sarapiqui River. Learn Costa Rican history and culture as you uncover the magic of turning cocoa into chocolate, learn to cook succulent Costa Rican dishes, or master the Salsa in dance class. Experience all of this and more at Selva Verde, all while learning to speak Spanish! With world class amenities and accommodations, including: pool, dining room, and covered jungle walkways, Selva Verde promises guests an experience they will carry with them for a lifetime.
Overlooking the scenic Sarapiqui River, the dining hall at Selva Verde serves three meals daily and provides guests with the freshest, most delicious local buffet-style cuisine. We invite you to click here to find the facilities offered by Selva Verde Lodge
Why waste any more time? Learn Spanish in the jungle through CPI’s Spanish Program at Selva Verde Lodge and Rainforest Reserve!
Our Vacational and Language Program
Classes are scheduled in the afternoons, enabling you to participate together in optional excursions and activities during the mornings. This is an all inclusive program and you can take advantage of our special family rates; the weekly program includes: 20 hours of instruction, text books and placement test, 5 nights of accommodation - River Lodge rooms (minimum 2 per room) - from Monday through Saturday with 3 meals each day, access to Selva Verde’s facilities and transportation from Heredia to Selva Verde.
PricesAdults: Program 4 hrs a day and lodging for 5 days / $1,015 per person
Children up to 11 years old: Program 4 hrs a day and lodging for 5 days / $875 per child
- Spanish Classes - minimum 2 persons at same level
- 3 meals a day
- Virtual placement test
FREE ONE WAY! On the Monday morning prior to starting afternoon classes, CPI will provide free transportation for the teacher and Selva Verde students; departure is on Monday morning from San Joaquín de Flores at 8:30 am.
Return transportation has a cost of $55 dollars per person, from Selva Verde to San Joaquín de Flores or close to the airport.
Special transportation price for families of 3 members or more: $155 dollars each way
I absolutely love Selva Verde Lodge!
It is my treat to myself after weeks of homestays while studying at the CPI school. I still learn--with a top-notch teacher and the same program I use at the school--but I get to enjoy a large room with private bath (and lots of hot water), a choice of delicious foods in the dining room (with fresh fruits and fresh green salads), a drink before dinner (try the "guapatica"), a morning swim in a lovely pool with toucans in the trees, and gorgeous views of the Rio Sarapiqui.
The wildlife tours offered with either a Spanish or English speaking guide on the Lodge's wildlife reserve are super. Rafting down the Sarapiqui is lots of fun. But I think my favorite thing is simply to laze in a hammock with a good book overlooking the river.
The staff is friendly and helpful.
I can't wait to return!